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Did God create everything that exists? Does evil
exist? Did God create evil?

A University professor at a well known institution of
higher learning challenged his students with this
question. "Did God create everything
that exists?"

A student bravely replied, "Yes he did!"

"God created everything?" The professor asked.

"Yes sir, he certainly did," the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything;
then God created evil. And, since evil exists, and
according to the principal that our works define who
we are, then we can assume God is evil."

The student became quiet and did not respond to the
professor's hypothetical definition.. The professor,
quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students
that he had proven once more that the Christian faith
was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, "May I ask
you a question, professor?"

"Of course", replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold
exist?"

"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists.
Have you never been cold?"

The other students snickered at the young man's
question. The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold
does not exist. According to the laws of
physics, what we consider cold is in reality the
absence of heat. Everybody or object is susceptible to
study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is
what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy.
Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat;
and all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction
at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have
created this word to describe how we feel if we have
no heat."

The student continued, "Professor, does darkness
exist?"

The professor responded, "Of course it does."

The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir,
darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality
the absence of light. Light we can study, but not
darkness. In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break
white light into many colors and study the various
wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure
darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world
of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how
dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of
light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term
used by man to describe what happens when
there is no light present."

Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does
evil exist?"

Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course, as
I have already said. We see it everyday. It is in the
daily examples of man's inhumanity to man. It is in
the multitude of crime and vi olence everywhere in the
world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.


To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist,
sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil
is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness
and cold, a word that man has created to describe the
absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the
result of what happens when man does not have God's
love present in his heart. It's like the cold that
comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that
comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down.


The young man's name -- Albert Einstein

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